Staff handbooks - Contractual policies and procedures


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Sickness absence policyOur policy statement sets out a detailed reporting procedure for both short-term and long-term sickness absence, including the provision of evidence of incapacity, consideration of statements of fitness for work, "return-to-work... Read more
UPDATED13 May 2020
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Homeworking policyWith an increasing trend towards homeworking arrangements, if you grant this benefit to any of your staff, whether on a part-time or full-time basis, you need to ensure you set out in the staff handbook how the scheme will operate ... Read more
UPDATED10 May 2020
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Leaves of absence policyIn addition to annual leave, sickness absence and the various statutory rights to time off (for example, maternity leave, parental leave, paternity leave, time off for dependants, parental bereavement leave, etc.), employees m... Read more
04 Apr 2020
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Holidays policyWorkers have a statutory right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks' (28 days') paid leave per annum. Whilst you'd think granting holidays and holiday pay is a relatively straightforward exercise, disputes over holiday pay are one of the most common... Read more
13 Mar 2020
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Anti-bribery policyYour business can be guilty of a criminal offence under the Bribery Act 2010 where it has failed to prevent bribery by a person associated with it. However, you have a defence if you can show you had adequate procedures in place wh... Read more
07 Feb 2020
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GDPR data protection policyOur data protection policy statement reiterates the important data protection principles set out in the GDPR, outlines out how you intend to comply with them and clarifies what rights and obligations an employee has both in... Read more
04 Jul 2019
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Computer policyIt's important in all office-based workplaces to have policy statements on the use of computers, e-mail and the Internet at work and on using the telephone. Our policy covers the essentials to protect your computer systems and networks.... Read more
12 Apr 2019
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Email and internet policyIt's important in all office-based workplaces to have policy statements on the use of computers, email and the internet at work and on using the telephone. Our email and internet policy includes provisions on acceptable use, s... Read more
22 Jan 2019
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Conduct whilst on company business policyYou're limited in the restrictions you can place on an employee's behaviour in their own private time but you can try to control what they get up to at work-related social events by having a policy statement on ... Read more
07 Dec 2018
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Alcohol and drugs policyA policy statement outlining your position on alcohol and drug abuse is a must, particularly if your business is in an industry where health and safety concerns are paramount. You owe a duty to your employees and to third part... Read more
09 Oct 2018
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